James Victor Kelly, 77, passed away Wednesday June 3, 2015 at his residence. He was born in Wake County son of the late Josephine Neal Kelly and John Walter Kelly, Sr.
James was a retired Captain with the City of Raleigh Fire Department. He was a member of the Raleigh Elk’s Lodge since 1986, a member of the Raleigh Moose Lodge since 1990 where he earned the Pilgrim Degree in 2003 and was a Mason for 50 plus years.
Funeral services will be held 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon June 6, 2015 in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home with the Rev. George W. McCullough, III officiating. Burial will follow in the Rolesville Baptist Church Cemetery with Masonic Rites.
James is survived by his wife, Nancy Merritt Kelly; step-children, Roxey Wilkins and Clif Mangum; sisters, Doris Kelly Barbour of Orlando, FL, Elizabeth Kelly Batten of Garner and Donna Kelly Huff of Willow Spring; 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
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He was preceded in death by his brothers, John W. Kelly, Jr. and Richard Samuel Kelly; sisters, Helen Louise Kelly Johnson and Josie Lee Kelly Watson.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Rolesville Baptist Church Building Fund P.O. Box 185 Rolesville, NC 27571.
Following the burial a reception will be held at the Real McCoy’s Restaurant 3325 Rogers Rd. Wake Forest, NC 27587.
Friends may visit with the family from 7-9 PM Friday at Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center 405 South Main St. Wake Forest, NC 27587. (919-556-5811)